Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey hit U.S. theaters 50 years ago this week, changing sci-fi filmmaking forever with its stunning setpieces and psychedelic visuals. What do you think?

“At the time, it was very innovative, but of course now we’re all accustomed to movies ending with a fetus hovering over Earth.”

Alex Cameron • Wishing Well Maintainer

“That’s the movie that first got me to believe in space.”

Tucker McGregor • Systems Analyst

“Wow, has it been 50 years now that I’ve been meaning to watch that film?”

Clarice Branton • Soda Siphon Operator